About the Japan External Trade Organisation
JETRO is a government organisation that connects businesses with the resources they need to successfully expand to Japan. Since 2003, JETRO has supported more than 15,000 business investment projects and helped over 1,500 companies successfully invest in Japan.
Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus has since shifted to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.
Through JETRO, clients can incorporate their business in Japan; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; meet Japanese business partners; and more.
JETRO is organised and managed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), a ministry of the Japanese government that focuses on economic and industrial development through innovation, technology, and foreign investment. JETRO currently maintains 74 offices overseas in 54 countries and 46 offices in Japan, including the Tokyo and Osaka headquarters. JETRO has 1803 staff, with 1067 working in Japan, and 736 working overseas.
JETRO in Australia
JETRO Sydney works to assist companies and organisations from Australia and Oceania, enabling them to expand their business ties with Japanese partners in order to further strengthen the deep economic relationship between Japan and this region.
JETRO Sydney offers a full range of business support services to Australian companies seeking to invest in Japan, as well as several industry-specific exhibits, seminars, and events for networking and partnership purposes.
In the last decade, JETRO has helped many Australian businesses successfully enter or expand in the Japanese market.
Business Investment Services
JETRO provides a wide range of free and subsidised business services to foreign businesses. Companies can work one-on-one with JETRO to learn more about business incorporation, visa applications, legal regulations, subsidy programs, and more.